This week we have been continuing to practice our skills using the track pad but have also been learning how to use the keyboard to type.
Today, we drew a picture of ourselves AND used the keyboard to type our names. We even know how to make a capital letter at the start of our names too.
Wow, 1L, I am impressed!
Today, we used the laptops! We learnt to move the cursor by using the trackpad. We completed some really fun puzzles.
So far this half term we have been talking about information technology and identifying technology around us. Today we began learning some computer skills. Using the pictures below, can you identify the different parts of the laptop?
We started by using the keyboard to log in and then Miss Spicer put us on a puzzle game to help us improve our dragging and dropping skills. We had to hold down the left click to select and use the trackpad to move the pieces into place.
Can you tell someone at home what you had to do? What did you enjoy? Was anything tricky?
Today we have been learning to be computer programmers using scratch.
We focused on learning how to move our sprite. Can you remember what the sprite is?
We also changed the background and started putting some commands together like a puzzle.
We have been programming Bee-Bots. We investigated all the buttons and discovered how to make them move and turn. We programmed them to move between different spaces on the carpet.
Today we focused on moving the bee bot forwards and backwards following a sequence of instructions. We practised pushing these buttons to make the bee bot move.
Once we had practiced we looked at a set of instructions that were already written. Then we predicted where out bee bot would land after those instructions. We programmed the bee bots to check.
Last week we programmed our bee bots to write numbers! It was quite tricky but we didn’t give up ! Can you tell someone at home what the different arrows mean?
Today we have been using the bee bots again. This time we were concentrating on the buttons – forwards, backwards, turn left and turn right.
We worked with our partner to try and get our bee bot to follow the lines of a number. It was quite tricky but we had to show resilience and keep going!
You could practise the buttons of the bee bot at home by programming someone at home. Can you give them some clear instructions using only the buttons on the bee bot? Maybe you can get them from one room to another?
Look at the video below of Lilly and Rihanah’s bee bot making a number 3.
In computing, we have been experimenting with the Bee-bots. We can make them move forwards and backwards and turn left and right.
Are you looking forward to using them again?